‘Hundreds of conscripts blocked security cordons at the Yavoriv range in Ukraine’s western Lviv region demanding the immediate issue of military uniforms and boots, Ukrainian newspaper Segodnya reported Monday.
“These men were called up two weeks ago, but they are still moving around like bums… They are angry at being ignored; they hate to just sit on their hands doing nothing. They say they just fired 10 shots each over the whole period of being here… The commanders are desperately trying to calm them down,” an anonymous source told the paper, adding that it was all happening at the backdrop of Ukrainian-US military drills involving members of the country’s National Guard.’
‘Saudi Arabia continues its deadly military attacks against Yemen despite calls for the cessation of the aggression against the impoverished country.
Media reports on Tuesday said that at least four people were killed and six others sustained injuries in a Saudi airstrike in Yemen’s southwestern province of Ibb.
Saudi fighter jets also pounded the al-Seifi and Beit al-Ahmer areas in the Sanhan Directorate, located south of the capital, Sana’a.’
‘The Syrian war stalemate appears to be over. The regional powers surrounding Syria – especially Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, and Jordan – have re-ignited their war against the Syrian government. After over 200,000 dead and millions of refugees, the U.S. allies in the region recently recommitted to deepening the war, with incalculable consequences.
The new war pact was made between Obama’s regional darlings, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, who agreed to step up deeper military cooperation and establish a joint command in the occupied Syrian region of Idlib.
Turkey and Saudi Arabia are now openly backing Islamic extremists under the newly rebranded “Conquest Army.” The on-the-ground leadership of this “new” coalition consists of Jabhat al-Nusra – the “official” al-Qaeda affiliate – and Ahrar al-Sham, whose leader previously stated that his group was the “real al-Qaeda.”’